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Monthly Archives: April, 2018

Decolonise science – time to end another imperial era

Rohan Deb Roy Sir Ronald Ross had just returned from an expedition to Sierra Leone. The British doctor had been leading efforts to tackle the...

South Africa’s most powerful nano-satellite sent off

Veronica Mohapeloa  The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, yesterday participated in a ceremony to send off South Africa's second nanosatellite to India, where...

South Africa’s most powerful nano-satellite sent off today

Veronica Mohapeloa  The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, yesterday participated in a ceremony to send off South Africa's second nanosatellite to India, where...

‘I am a product of a black tax,’ says Ronald Lamola

Ngoako Malatji Former ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola says the journey of getting education has been a difficult one. Lamola, who is one of...

Police fire rubber bullets at Pietermaritzburg students

Nompendulo Ngubane    Police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse students from Msunduzi Tvet College in Pietermaritzburg who marched to the administrative offices on Tuesday....

Shadow profiles – Facebook knows about you, even if you’re not on Facebook

Andrew Quodling Facebook’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of grilling before US politicians this week, following concerns over how his company...

Kenya and its university strike cycle

Ishmael Munene Kenya’s public university lecturers are on strike, barely three months after another lengthy work stoppage. Ishmael Munene spoke to Moina Spooner from The Conversation...

Grants for learner transport

Jan Bornman National Treasury has confirmed it is looking at making changes to the scholar transport funding model in South Africa. This comes after inputs from...

Meet UCT’s incoming Vice-Chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng

Jenna Etheridge Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng started her education under a tree and had to walk up to 10km just to get to school. Today, she is...

William Kentridge receives honorary PhD

Christina Pitt South African artist William Kentridge was awarded an honorary PhD of philosophy from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria on...

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